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No Room for Racism!

No Room for Racism!

March 27, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Rally Against ‘Reclaim Australia’ on April 4! Economic inequality is on the rise throughout the world. The global economic crisis has seen millions of people driven into poverty while at the same time a small group of super rich have profited handsomely at our expense. By next year, 1% of […]

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Abbott scraps PPL scheme

Abbott scraps PPL scheme

March 25, 2015 at 9:24 am

Tony Abbott scrapped his proposed Paid Parental Leave (PPL) scheme last month amidst opposition from within business circles and his own party. Under the scheme new mothers would have received the equivalent of their full wage (capped at $150,000) for six months. It was to be part funded by a […]

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Shut down Manus!

Shut down Manus!

March 23, 2015 at 9:16 am

Offshore detention on Manus Island in Papua New Guinea is one of the centrepieces of the Abbott government’s ‘stop the boats’ policy and response towards those fleeing war and persecution. Amnesty International and the Australian Human Rights Commission, among others, have declared that the conditions on Manus Island are deplorable […]

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Libs set to renew attacks on childcare

Libs set to renew attacks on childcare

March 20, 2015 at 11:09 am

The new Minister for Social Services, Scott Morrison, is now in charge of making cuts to welfare and further privatising childcare services. This is the same man that the recently led the cruel ‘Operation Sovereign Borders’ as the Minister for Immigration. Morrison has already dubbed himself the ‘strong welfare cop’. […]

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Socialist ideas key to successful Aboriginal resistance movement

Socialist ideas key to successful Aboriginal resistance movement

March 16, 2015 at 10:01 am

This year’s Invasion Day rally in Melbourne was an inspiring beginning to what will hopefully be a new period of fierce struggle for Aboriginal rights. Organised by the Warriors of the Aboriginal Resistance (WAR), a newly formed activist group of young Aboriginal people, the 2015 rally was not only bigger, […]

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NSW: Alternative to major parties needed

NSW: Alternative to major parties needed

March 13, 2015 at 10:48 am

A state election will be held on March 28 in New South Wales. At the moment the Liberal government holds a significant majority although polls are showing that the Labor opposition is likely to claw back some seats. By David Elliott, Socialist Party One of the issues on voters’ minds […]

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VIC: Factory workers stage sit-in

VIC: Factory workers stage sit-in

March 11, 2015 at 10:44 am

Factory workers staged a four day occupation in the outer Melbourne suburb of Dandenong last month. Arriving to find themselves locked out, approximately 30 workers rushed inside the International Flavor & Fragrance (IFF) complex when the gates were briefly opened. They quickly established a lunchroom sit-in. By Ben Convey, Socialist […]

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Qld election: A win for gender and racial equality?

Qld election: A win for gender and racial equality?

March 8, 2015 at 11:18 am

The recent Queensland state election has received widespread attention. Most commentators have noted that the drubbing the Liberal National Party received was remarkable. Others have suggested that the election marks a new era of gender and racial equality. By Meredith Jacka, Socialist Party New Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk is the first […]

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LNP routed at Queensland election

LNP routed at Queensland election

March 8, 2015 at 11:15 am

On January 31, the Liberal National Party (LNP) was dramatically swept from power in Queensland. Despite commanding a 64 seat majority in the parliament, the LNP suffered a 14% swing against them, losing 34 seats. The Labor Party, which had been reduced to a rump of several seats after the […]

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VIC: Labor set to hand over compo

VIC: Labor set to hand over compo

March 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

Forced to dump the East West toll road following the November state election, the Victorian Labor government is now negotiating with the consortium who signed the dodgy contract to build the project. By Socialist Party reporters Despite previously saying that “the contract is not worth the paper it’s written on” […]

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